Hello everybody and happy Ash Wednesday! This week we´re going to talk about TV and social media. What kind of TV programmes do you like? Do you normally read magazines? Would you like to be a paparazzi when you grow up? If you need to know some vocabulary about TV and social media, you must read this post. Go on!
Imagine you´re doing a speaking exam and you have to talk about the media, what can you say? Here you have some useful vocabulary if you don´t want to be speechless.
ADJECTIVES TO DESCRIBE THE MEDIA
-Sensational: When a reporting is very sensational, it makes the story more shocking than it really was.
-Biased: unfairly influenced, in favour of a particular political party.
-Objective: based just on facts, not on feelings or beliefs.
-Accurate: carefully precise.
-Censored: (e.g. a newspaper) It isn´t allowed to publish all the details.
TV AND RADIO VOCABULARY
-Advertise: to announce or praise (a product, service, etc.) in newspapers, radio, or television, in order to sell it.
-Audience figures: the number of people watching a programme.
-Broadcast: to transmit (programs) from a radio or television station.
-Channels: a frequency band or wavelength on which radio and television signals are broadcast.
-Listeners: people who listen to a radio or TV podcast.
-Standar of programmes: quality.
-Station: Radio and Televisiona specific frequency or band of frequencies assigned to a regular or special broadcaster.
-Viewers: people who watch TV.
-Host / Hostest: presentador, líder del programa.
TYPES OF TV PROGRAMMES
-The weather forecast
KINDS OF FILMS
PEOPLE AND THINGS RELATED TO FILMS
-Cast: all the people who act in a film.
-Star: the most important actor or actress in a film.
-Director: the person who makes a film.
-Soundtrack: the music of a film.
-Plot: the story of a film.
-Scene: A part of a film happenind in one place.
-Audience: the people who watch a film in a cinema.
-Sequel: a film which continues the story of an earlier film.
-Extra: a person in a film who has small, unimportant part, e.g. in a crowd scene.
-Subtitles: transcription (usually translation) of the dialogue that appears at the bottom of the screen.
SECTIONS OF A NEWSPAPER OR NEWS WEBSITE
THE LANGUAGE OF HEADLINES
-To quit: is going to leave.
-To wed: is going to marry.
-Tipped: is predicted (to be successful).
-Axed: have been cut.
-Hit: has been badly affected.
-Quiz: question, interrogate.
JOURNALISTS AND PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA
-Press photographer: a person who takes photos for a newspaper.
-Newsreader: a person who reads the news on TV or radio.
-Paparazzi: photographers who follow famous people around to get good photos of them to sell to a newspaper.
-Critic: a person who writes about the good or bad qualities of books, concerts, theatre, films…
-Commentator: a person who describes a sports event while it´s happening on TV or radio.
-Reporter: a person who collects and reports news for newspapers, radio or TV.
-Freelance journalist: a person who writes articles for different papers and is not employed by a single newspaper.
And that´s all for today.
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